Vikash Sharma

Cuttack: Over 15,000 teachers will be roped in for the evaluation of answer copies, informed Board of Secondary Education (BSE) secretary, Ramasish Hazra after the matriculation examination 2020 concluded on Monday.

BSE officials informed that the evaluation of matric answer copies will begin from March 18 and will continue for a period of 20 days. The evaluation will be done simultaneously in 61 centres across the State.

The evaluation of answer sheets will continue longer than usual owing to changes in the examination pattern this year. Earlier, the entire evaluation process used to get completed within 12 to 13 days.

“As there were changes in the exam pattern, the evaluation process will continue for 20 days so that teachers get additional time to check,” said Hazra.

Hazra further informed that adequate steps are being taken to ensure that the publication of matriculation exam results is ‘error free’.

To make the publication of results error-free, we have give additional time for evaluation and other process associated with it.

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“It is most unlikely that the results will be published in April first week. However, we can only say or declare a date for publication of results after reviewing the process,” Hazra added.

As many as 5.60 lakh students had appeared for the matriculation examination which began on February 19 this year. Though the question paper allegedly went viral on social media on the first day of the examination, the board authorities had refuted such allegations.

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